Alt-Observer Weekly Summary for 13 April 2018 – Forward Observer

Alt-Observer Weekly Summary for 13 April 2018

The Alt-Observer Weekly Summary highlights activities from revolutionary communist, radical anarchist, fascist and other ‘alternative’ political groups that fulfill our intelligence requirements for both the Alt-Left and Alt-Right groups. This report is available for Alt-Observer subscribers.


Priority Intelligence Requirements

  • PIR1: What indicators describe the Alt-Left movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, and capabilities?
  • PIR2: What indicators describe the Alt-Right movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, and capabilities?
  • PIR3: What are the new indicators of future politically-related violence?
  • PIR4: What is the current threat index score for the Alt-Left movement?
  • Culture War Roll-Up

PIR1: What indicators describe the Alt-Left movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, initiatives, and infighting?

National

CPUSA: Communist Party USA (CPUSA) has condemned the Israeli killing of Palestinian protestors in Gaza. CPUSA writes, “The Communist Party USA joins in the worldwide condemnation of the actions of the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which led to the deaths of 17 Palestinian protesters and the wounding of more than a thousand….The Communist Party USA condemns both the violence of the Israeli government and the active complicity of the Trump administration in this incident.  We call for justice for the Palestinian people, and for an end to the United States’ criminal complicity which has stopped any progress toward a peaceful solution and set the stage for incidents of this kind.” (Source: http://www.cpusa.org/article/cpusa-condemns-shooting-of-unarmed-protesters-in-gaza/)

Antifa International: Antifa International posted in the blog site Tumblr recently asking for Antifa comic artists. In the post they claim that they “have an idea for a small antifa comic project” and would like to  “collaborate on it with a talented antifa comic artist.” (Source: https://antifainternational.tumblr.com/post/172762233349/any-antifa-comic-artists-out-there)

BLM: CNN has revealed that the largest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake and ran by a middle-aged white man in Australia. The scam was uncovered when it was discovered that some of the $100,000 that the page had brought in via fundraisers went to Australian bank accounts. (Source: http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/09/technology/fake-black-lives-matter-facebook-page/index.html)

 

East Coast

Boston: Black Lives Matter Boston (BLMB) posted a flyer to their Facebook page depicting an upcoming Proud Boys Patriot Day event that will be held in Concord, Massachusetts on Tuesday, 17 April 2018. In the post BLMB accuses the Proud Boys of being a white supremacist hate group and states that the group is not welcome there: “White supremacist groups continue to proliferate hate under the guise of ‘free speech’. The proud boys is [sic] hate group, and once again, there is a rally by a hate group in Massachusetts. They feel comfortable coming here for a reason #notsurprised #notwelcomehere #didntweaddressthislastyear #fightsupremacy.” According to their official magazine website, the Proud Boys are a pro-Western organization and not an Alt-Right organization. Their website also lists their beliefs, which include minimal government, maximum freedom, anti-political correctness, anti-drug war, closed borders, anti-racial guilt, anti-racism, pro-free speech, pro-gun rights, glorifying the entrepreneur, venerating the housewife, and reinstating a spirit of Western chauvinism. The group’s founder, Gavin McInnes, describes himself in his Twitter bio as being a libertarian who supports closed borders, open markets, gun rights, gay rights, Israel, Trump, the police, and freedom of speech. McInnes also describes himself as being against abortion, the Alt-Right, Nazis, feminism, and Islam in his Twitter bio. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/BlmBoston/posts/709073762549822)(Source: http://officialproudboys.com/proud-boys/whoaretheproudboys/)(Source: https://twitter.com/Gavin_McInnes)

Boston: Protestors dropped a banner on an overpass in Boston, Massachusetts earlier this week to show their solidarity with the remaining 59 J20 protestors who are still facing charges. (Source: https://itsgoingdown.org/boston-ma-banner-drop-in-solidarity-with-j20/)

Boston: Boston Antifa posted emergency preparedness tips on their Facebook page this week as a reminder on how to prepare for their uprising if President Trump fires Robert Mueller. The post advises members to “Check your kits. Focus on non-violent loadouts (heavy water, food bars, first aid)” and reminds them that the enemy is “a tyrant” (Trump), and not fellow citizens. The post also provided instructions on when the uprising is to begin: “If Trump moves on Mueller, we don’t wait for a signal; that is the signal.” (Source: https://www.facebook.com/bosantifa/posts/165413737454970)

DC: Vice News editor tweeted saying that @IndivisibleTeam @MoveOn and other Resistance groups are all preparing for Rosenstein to be fired, and will respond with mass demonstrations in every city this Saturday. “There’s an ‘Emergency’ FB Live tonight with @IndivisibleTeam and their supporters. The first mass mobilization would be Saturday, organized by @Moveon. Then surround Congress on Monday.” (Source: https://twitter.com/AlxThomp/status/984567507158818816)

Pennsylvania: Philly Anti-Authoritarian News is reporting that protestors have sabotaged two tractors being used by Energy Transfer Partners to construct the Mariner East 2 Pipeline in Exton, Pennsylvania. According to an anonymous submission to the site, saboteurs cut the hoses and electrical wires to the tractors, as well as cutting off the valve stems to deflate their tires, filled vital systems with sand, put potatoes in the exhaust pipes, and closed off the tractors panels and fuel tanks with cement. In the post the saboteurs proclaimed their sabotage’s success and stood in solidarity with their anti-capitalist comrades, saying that “For those restless, angry warriors out there, we hope you find similar happiness in destroying little by little the tools of this capitalist settler-colonial nation. Death to colonization and capitalism… Shout out to everyone out there still attacking in spite of repression and grief.” (Source: https://phlanticap.noblogs.org/pipeline-sabotage/)

 

Midwest

Chicago: The antifascist group Chicago General Defense Committee (CGDC) will be protesting the Turning Point USA (TPUSA) Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago this weekend. The protest was announced on the groups Facebook page where they claim that there is “No platform for fascism” in Chicago or anywhere. In CDGC’s post they advise protestors to come prepared for violence and be in black bloc to protect their identities. According to the TPUSA webpage there will be around 1000 right-wing students in attendance. Additionally, members of the pro-Western fraternity the Proud Boys are expected to be in attendance, as well as talk show hosts Joe Walsh and Dave Rubin. (Source: https://m.facebook.com/events/815908428598915)

Wisconsin: Antifa recently shut down an upcoming speech by former FBI agent John Guandolo that was to be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Anarchy Now tweeted saying “AntiFa shut down John Guandolo’s anti-Muslim hate speech within hours today in Green Bay WI. Now we need to do the same for his scheduled stop at Pewaukee WI as well as the rest. Call the Country Springs Hotel and tell them mot to host hate speech.” (Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1522157087913599&id=252244961571491)

Missouri: The anarchist group Black Flag Revolutionaries (BFR) posted a call to action on their Facebook page asking for solidarity with their Kansas City Antifa comrades. In the post they call upon antifascists to pressure a resort into cancelling an upcoming event that is being held by a Christian broadcasting network in Missouri. According to BFR, the event is being protested because “fascist propaganda has no place” and that “Missouri does not welcome racism, xenophobia, and overall bigotry.” (Source: https://www.facebook.com/bfrpodcast/posts/1606825759435180)

Minnesota: Another banner drop took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week as a sign of solidarity with the 59 J20 protestors who are still facing charges. (Source: https://itsgoingdown.org/minneapolis-mn-banner-drop-in-solidarity-with-j20/)

 

Southeast

Atlanta: Atlanta Antifascists released a statement on Twitter about “Valdosta Antifa.” In the statement they disavowed the group previously known as “Peach State Anti-Racist Action,” and stated that they are not affiliated with them in any way. The following is an excerpt from the statement that explains the reasoning behind the disavowal:

“Atlanta Antifascists are not affiliated with ‘Valdosta Antifa.’ Valdosta Antifa is a new version of the short-lived ‘Peach State ARA [Anti-Racist Action]’ which had a small internet presence a few years ago. In both cases, they are the brainchild of he same person, who used to be a member of the National Socialist movement (NSM). Now that Valdosta Antifa is calling for action against an NSM rally in Newnan, Georgia, “PJ” is claiming that his old NSM membership was infiltration. That is a lie contradicted by earlier statements from “PJ”. We are happy when people leave the Neo-Nazi movement, but we will not work with individuals who throw themselves into the anti-racist limelight while avoiding or telling lies about their past.” (Source: https://twitter.com/afainatl/status/982132695835684864/photo/1)

Lousiana: Protestors shut down construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline once again on Monday. Protestors dressed as crawfish, blocked the worker’s access to the pipeline, and performed a musical, which delayed the welding and horizontal directional drilling work for hours, which are two of the most expensive processes during the pipelines construction. (Source: https://itsgoingdown.org/anti-pipeline-demonstrators-against-shut-down-louisiana-contruction-site/)

Virginia: The Thomas Jefferson statue on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus was vandalized early Friday morning. Vandals spray painted the words “Racist + Rapist” on the statue, which have since been cleaned off. UVA released a statement saying that they are “disappointed that individuals vandalized the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the Lawn on the day that we honor his contributions to our University and to our democracy.” UVA also stated that it “recognizes the complexities of Jefferson’s legacy and continues to explore them fully and honestly.” According to local news station NBC 29, the UVA Police Department is investigating the incident. (Source: http://www.nbc29.com/story/37949886/jefferson-statue-vandalized-04-13)

 

West Coast

Los Angeles: Red Guards Los Angeles (RGLA) made a post of solidarity on Facebook with the Revolutionary Association of Houston (RAH), after RAH posted a speech on their page about the hard work of women in the “international struggle for communism.” In the post RGLA writes that “War, as the ultimate method of resolving antagonistic contradictions, doesn’t just end the relationship between both aspects of a contradiction. It leaves the thing altered, or transformed. Protracted People’s War transforms its participates, especially the revolutionary soldiers, especially the revolutionary proletarian women soldiers. Solidarity with Revolutionary Association of Houston!” (Source: https://www.facebook.com/RedGuardsLA/posts/2104756302885064)

Los Angeles: At the University of Southern California (USC) a mural has been installed that says “Dismantle whiteness and misogyny on this campus.” According to The College Fix, the mural was installed by a feminist art collective called When Women Disrupt (WWD) as a part of the class “Women: Designing Media for Social Change.” USC communications professor Alison Trope said in a statement that the mural was “intended to spark dialogue.” The Daily Trojan  has reported that many students are dissatisfied with with the mural, claiming that it “should have been placed in a more traversed area.” (Source: https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/43805/)

Sacramento: Two women were arrested on Thursday while protesting for Stephon Clark at the DA’s office. After the arrests, Black Lives Matter Sacramento tweeted asking for people to make their way to 651 I street to protest their arrests and for people not in Sacramento to call the jail and demand their release. (Source: https://twitter.com/BLMSacramento/status/984620089352663040)

 

Southwest

Austin: Red Guards Austin (RGA) posted a statement of solidarity with their “comrades in Mexico” via their Facebook account Sunday, along with a quote from a statement released by their Mexican comrades. In the statement released by the Mexican organization Sol Rojo, which means Red Sun in Spanish, the group claims that they “want vengeance for the sweat, the blood and the pain that they have violently thrust on our class and our people.” The following is a translated quote from the groups bio on their Facebook page, “We are the proletarian class gravedigger of the outdated capitalist system. We are the spark that lights the meadow, we are the Red Sun People.” (Source: https://www.facebook.com/redguardsaustin/posts/1657622760990538) (Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SolRojoOax/about/)

Austin: The Austin Socialist Collective (ASC) shared a tweet by President Trump concerning the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. In the tweet Trump states that “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills people and enjoys it!” ASC claims in their post about the tweet that “Much of what Trump says is empty talk, but we must all stand at the ready to fight an escalation.” (Source: https://www.facebook.com/austinsocialistcollective/posts/2051740901521180:0)

Arizona: Antifascist Action Phoenix (AAP) recently shared some financial advice on Twitter in response to a tweet by U.S. Bank. In the tweet, U.S. Bank asked people to share their best financial tip with the hashtag #AdviceWorthSharing for a chance to win a $500 U.S. Bank rewards card. For their tip, AAP suggests to “Kill the bankers and destroy capitalism.” (Source: https://twitter.com/AFAPHX/status/983900420224380929)


PIR2: What indicators describe the Alt-Right movement’s strength, capabilities, sentiment, initiatives, and infighting?

TWP: Matt Parrot, co-founder of the now defunct Traditionalist Workers Party (TWP), claims that Antifa is responsible for the recent failures of the Alt-Right. In a post on the social media site Gab, Parrot stated that “The antifa has pretty much succeeded in achieving what the progressive left cannot, which is fully and finally de-platforming the hard right…. They demoralized and disabled the majority of the “alt-right,” driving most of them off the street and public square.” (Source: https://twitter.com/ciccmaher/status/983005700866658306/photo/1)

The antifascist media site Unicorn Riot tweeted out a series of leaked chats by members of the Traditionalist Worker’s Party (TWP) on the messaging application Discord. In one of the leaked chats, the former leader of TWP Matthew Heimbach gave a statement on the groups stance on Jews saying that, “Exterminationism [sic] toward the Jews is the only way to do it. Cause they will plant a seed anywhere, like in Antarctica if they have to. If we don’t get all of them they will come back. Like they have to fucking go, every God damn one of them. The international Jew and the local Jew, I don’t care if he runs a fucking bagel shop, he’s got to go.” (Source: https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/982966922844262400)

Since the public release of Discord chats by members of the Traditionalist Worker’s Party (TWP), more and more details about the organization have surfaced. The chats have revealed that due to the increasing paranoia about the threat of anti-fascist protestors and other far-right groups such as Atomwaffen Division, members of the group discussed building bombs to protect themselves. In the leaked chats it has also been revealed that Atomwaffen Division and the TWP were at one time allied with one another, however, according to members of the TWP, the two groups split due to Atomwaffen Divisions Satanic beliefs. (Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/leaked-docs-show-neo-nazis-building-bombs-to-protect-themselves-from-antifa)

Stormfront: Due to a lack of finances, the Alt-Right website Stormfront has been archived. Chloe Black, the wife of Stormfront founder Don Black, has been helping to finance the website for years, however, due to her recent retirement and the donations from the sites users not being able to cover it’s operating costs, the site has been archived and will no longer be available. According to a Stormfront user named Ruthless, “Don Black’s wife, Chloe, had been working full time past retirement age to help support this site…. All of the years that Don posted how much was needed to run this site and all the months that SF didn’t receive enough donations. That difference was made up from Chloe Black’s income. She is now recently retired and deserves to spend her time with her grandbabies.” (Source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d35xw7/white-supremacist-stormfront-collapse-don-black-wife-paying-bills-vgtrn)

National: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is reporting that cards saying “It’s okay to be white” and that advertise known white supremacist websites have been found in packages of baby diapers by Target customers. A representative for Target announced that they are investigating how someone was able to infiltrate their diaper logistic chain and wrote in a statement that they are “working to urgently address this matter and are actively investigating this with our security teams. While we’re not able to share specific details of the investigation, we encourage any guests who may have received this message to share their experience by calling Target Guest Relations.” The ADL has reported that the cards have been found in diaper packages in Florida and Tennessee, with the Florida package coming from a Target facility in Indiana. Update: Target claims that the worker who was behind the propaganda has been identified. (Source: http://www.adweek.com/digital/4chan-backed-slogan-finds-its-way-into-diapers-sold-at-target/) (Source: https://www.adl.org/blog/its-okay-to-be-white-cards-discovered-in-boxes-of-diapers-purchased-at-target)

Texas: Federal agents in Texas recently arrested an Asian white supremacist. According to a U.S. Marshall’s Service spokesperson, Korean-American Hank Yoo was arrested for making false statements while he purchased firearms. Pictures and videos from Yoo’s social media accounts and YouTube channel clearly depict Nazi flags, symbols, and other Alt-Right images. (Source: https://twitter.com/IGD_News/status/983508916301631490)

Michigan: Fascist group Patriot Front distributed anti-Semitic propaganda in Ann Arbor, Michigan earlier this week. Plastic bags were found outside houses that contained propaganda flyers and charcoal. The flyers depict a white man carrying an American flag with the words “Patriots! Reclaim your birthright. Your ancestors did not die fighting, generation after generation, to conquer and sustain this nation only for it to be subverted and destroyed now by a rootless, global elite. Reconquer your birthright, and forge a new America,” The charcoal found inside of the bags is a reference to the Jews burned in the Holocaust.(Source: https://twitter.com/harsh__babe/status/983440379986022401)

IE Rollup: Identity Evropa activists put up stickers and flyers in six different cities across five different states this week including Minneapolis, Minnesota, Indianapolis, Indiana, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Fairfax, Virginia, and Santa Rosa, California. (Source: https://twitter.com/IdentityEvropa)

Charlottesville: The Twitter account Stop the Next ‘Unite the Right’ is asking the citizens of Charlottesville to keep their eyes open this weekend. According to the account, Jason Kessler, one of the organizers of last year’s Unite the Right rally, is planning to crash a festival in Charlottesville this weekend in the hopes of starting another Alt-Right rally. (Source: https://twitter.com/stopthenextutr/status/984258687631060992)


PIR3: What are the new indicators of future politically-related violence?

14-15 APR: TPUSA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois

14-15 APR: TPUSA Out of Illinois! NO Platform for Fascism!

14 APR: Stand for the Second Amendment, National

14 APR: Red and Black Party at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference

14-16 APR: Rock Against Racism – Austin, Texas hosted by Revolutionary Student Front

15 APR: Free Speech Conference at Siena College

19 APR: Jared Taylor to speak at the University of Alabama

20 APR: National High School Walk-Out For Anti-Gun Violence

20-21 APR: 2018 National Socialist Movement Conference in Temple, Georgia

21 APR: March For Our Rights Pro Gun Rally, Olympia, Washington

28 APR: Anti-Racism Action Initiation Protest/American Renaissance Conference 2018, Burns, Tennessee

28-29 APR: 2nd Annual ROAR Conference in Oakland, CA

29 APR: Black Lives Matter March and Protest – Downtown Dallas, Texas

01 MAY: MayDay Seattle: Stand Against Rioters


PIR4: What is the current threat index score for the Alt-Left movement?

Indicators of Revolutionary Activity

Strong Indications: 7

Weak Indications: 5

No/Negligible Indications: 8

We remain at 12/20 total indicators, and there’s been no change in the last week.


Culture War Roll-Up

Twitter: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted a link to an article titled “The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War,” saying that the article was a “Great read.” The article claims that we are in the midst of a “fundamental conflict between two worldviews” and that “In this current period of American politics, at this juncture in our history, there’s no way that a bipartisan path provides the way forward.” The article also claims that the marginalization and destruction of the Republican Party and the replication of California across the entire United States is the only way forward. The authors of the article also claim that this fundamental conflict must be resolved quickly saying that “America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win. This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.” (Source: http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/07/twitter-jack-dorsey-second-civil-war-trump/)

National: According to the Twitter account National School Walkout US, there are over 200 school walkouts planned throughout the United States that will take place on 20 April 2018. They are also reporting that there is at least one walkout planned in every state and that there are several walkouts planned globally. (Source: https://twitter.com/schoolwalkoutUS/status/983396330436464641)

 

Mike Shelby is a former Intelligence NCO and contractor. He's now the CEO of Forward Observer.

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